The Sprint race of the FIA Formula 2 Championship at Sochi was stopped for good after only five laps with half points awarded due to a frightening crash between two other cars. Marino Sato and Roy Nissany did not collect points.
The Sprint Race scheduled at the Sochi Autodrom lasted only for five laps at the home of Round 10 of the FIA Formula 2 Championship. The race was declared over at the end of the fifth lap, due to a frightening accident that involved the cars of Jack Aitken and Luca Ghiotto. Both drivers escaped any consequence, but for the stewards, it was impossible to restore the safety conditions of the track and barriers in time. As a consequence, the Sprint Race awarded half points. Marino Sato, who started from the 13th place on the grid, finished in the same position. Roy Nissany was running in P17 at the moment the race was stopped. The reduced length of the Sprint Race prevented the Team Trident drivers from carrying out a comeback race and aiming for the points. The calendar of the series now will feature a long break, a full two months, before the engines will start up again for a double round in Bahrain between the end of November and the beginning of December.
Giacomo Ricci, Team Manager:
“It is impossible to comment on today's race due to its shortness. We are relieved that Aitken and Ghiotto did not suffer any injury in the crash that caused the interruption of the Sprint Race. Fortunately, our cars were not involved in contacts and were not damaged ”.